The Fast and the Furious (1955)

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A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car,... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Frank Webster
Connie Adair
Bruce Carlisle ...
Iris Adrian ...
Wilma Belding, Waitress
Marshall Bradford ...
Mr. Hillman, Race Marshal
Bruno VeSota ...
Bob Nielson, Truck Driver (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Larry Thor ...
Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland ...
Motorist in Park
Jean Howell ...
Sally Phillips
Dick Pinner ...
State Trooper (as Richard Pinner)
Robin Morse ...
Gas Station Attendant
Lou Place ...
Det. Faraday
Park Caretaker (as Snub Pollard)


A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him. Written by

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High speed Excitement...As a Wanted Man...Meets a Wanting Woman


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Release Date:

15 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der rasende Teufel  »

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$66,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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The race sequence uses stock footage of actual road races that were held in the Southern California area along with racing scenes filmed for the movie. See more »


In the early part of the race, the announcer in the grandstand gives detailed accounts of the racing action long after the cars would have been out of his view. See more »


Connie Adair: You can't prove your innocence running away.
Frank Webster: I can't prove it dead.
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AIP's first film: let loose the hounds of war!
9 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly solid production with an obviously very low budget (this was producer Corman's first film, I believe, and he is true to form). About a man on the run who kidnaps a lovely lady in a sports car. Of course, she falls in love with him when he gives her a picnic. Strictly stock footage and poor rear-projection for the race scenes. Some nice touches in the dialogue. It's actually surprising that this film emerges as watchable, but it even ends up being likeable. Well, it took me years to find it, but I can't say I ever expected it to be any good, so I guess I wasn't disappointed. First film for American International Pictures (then known as American Releasing Corporation or ARC, under the auspices of the infamous Alex Gordon, Jim Nicholson, and Sam Arkoff), whose only producers at that time were Gordon, Corman, and (eventually) Herman Cohen, if I got all the names right. Anyway, as most drive in fans know, these guys changed the world of movies, and I guess this little film is where it all started. Well, fast cars and girls in danger is a good film formula, so I guess they didn't pick a bad place to start off.

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